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The art of self-employment during a global pandemic

By brightwebber

The Art of Self-Employment During a Global Pandemic Six tips to help entrepreneurs from an experienced work-from-home mum. Quick links to help you jump around this article: TIP 1: Routines for You & for Kids. Printable Planners & Schedules. TIP 2: Boundaries: Work, Time, & Space. TIP 3: Ergonomics. TIP 4: Let in Light. TIP …

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speed testing for wordpress websites

By brightwebber

Sometimes as a web designer, you set up a website based on certain specs and needs and then wham! Within a very short time, you realize the business has already evolved way beyond what your initial vision imagined and your specs are suddenly much, much different. And the website that was all shiny and new …

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Screen Readers: Website design for non-visual users

By brightwebber

Designing for website accessibility for users with little to no vision, and using Screen Readers As a user who doesn’t experience any real vision or textile considerations, I find discussions about accessibility within the internet space fascinating. A few months ago I attended a webinar presented by a near-blind web developer. She offered a chance …

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Building a Subscription WordPress Website

By brightwebber

Or Why Not to Use a Countdown Timer One of my more challenging recent projects involved setting up a website that included a members-only area. Now, normally building a subscription WordPress website is not such a complicated thing of itself. But there’s nothing like compounding the pressure by using a live count-down timer for the …

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Your Website is Like a Houseplant

By brightwebber

Pretend your website is a houseplant: You don

What is the New WordPress Block Editor: A WordPress Gutenberg Guide

By brightwebber

If you manage a WordPress website, you probably noticed the warnings and additional editor plugins that were being promoted over the last year. For a while, there was a Gutenberg editor plugin that would help you to “test” your website. But as of December 6, 2018, WordPress 5.0 and later will use Gutenberg as the …

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How to Make Sure Your Website is Accessible

By brightwebber

No matter what platform you’re using (WordPress, Shopify, Wix, or something else) there’s really no excuse for not making your website accessible. There are, however, all kinds of reasons to start thinking about web accessibility (or #a11y, if you’re into numeryms). In the US, having a Shopify website that isn’t accessible actually opens you up …

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Internationalization and your Website

By brightwebber

What is Internationalization? The word “Internationalization” is often abbreviated to “i18n”, which is a numerym. “i18n” is used because there are 18 letters between the ‘i’ and the ‘n’. Accessibility, by the way, uses the numerym “a11y”. Following some research and webinars on this subject (thanks @elibelly and the

UX Design & Accessibility

By brightwebber

Accessibility should equal Usability for all. A design is only useful if it